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PostSubject: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:52 pm

Again I have more birds, all of them are custom figures done by myself and another sculptor.  Recently I met (online but at some point I hope to see him at one of the dollhouse figure shows) a sculptor who does some fantastic bird figures.  He normally works in the two common dollhouse scales, 1:12 or 1 inch scale and 1:24 or half scale.  Since my diorama is 1:22 he can easily make the figures I need for my model so I ordered 4 storks.  They are so nice I can't believe my luck at getting him to work on some figures for me.  I can't wait for the next set to be done, I have a several different species of storks, heron, hornbill, and ibis coming soon.

I have also been sculpting some figures myself, last night I finished a painted stork to go along with my saddle billed stork. I have 5 more figures that are at various stages of sculpting, 3 more painted storks just need detail painting, an Asian open billed stork needs wings, detail and paint, and a southern bald ibis also needs wings and paint.  I'll post photos of them when I get them finished.

Here are some photos, these 4 storks are from the dollhouse sculptor, there are two on the ground and 2 in the nest.




Here is the saddle billed stork I did, Ana and Harriet are trying to help me with some of the details on the legs and feet but for now I am ok with them as is.


And finally the painted stork, right now I have this one and 3 more almost done, at some point I want a mixed colony of breeding storks and herons on the Indian diorama that will contain between 30 and 40 birds, what I picture in my mind will be very impressive if I can find the space to put that many nests up in some large trees.




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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:31 pm

They're gorgeous! Shocked Surprised cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:33 pm

WOW Wow Wow!!! Phantastic birds!!! BIG BIG BIG Congratulations Phil!!! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:42 pm

Congratulation Phil, yopu let me dream with such wonderful models. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:46 pm

:) :)

Phil, birds in her ambients are magnific.

Interesting work. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:08 pm

Thanks for showin, Phil! Those are magnificent pictures of the wonderful world you are building! Congratulations! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:09 pm

Marvellous birds,Phil sunny Very Happy Great to see them in their natural habitat! cheers Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:47 pm

the birds look great outside cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:51 pm

I love the photos Phil and your new birds are really beautiful cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:23 am

Your new birds are very very beautiful Phil!!! cheers cheers cheers And it's so fantastic to see Your diorama in stronger sun light, all elements looks so wonderful Very Happy That grass and trees are WOW! And great photos! Many congratulations!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:49 am

Wonderful Phil! Are you designing your diorama and birds after a photo? I would love to see a photo of 30 or 40 birds!

Congratulations.


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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:43 am

They are beautyful, Phil Very Happy
Congratulations with your birds, - and with your diorama cheers

The grass looks so real, I had to look again and again.
How did you make those pictures ? They are awesome drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Absolutely amazing!

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:23 pm

very nice Phil, congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:12 pm

Thanks everyone, I am very, very happy that you all like them. Here is a photo of all of the ones I finished painting, there are 3 painted storks, 4 custom made storks, one saddle billed stork and one black stork.

These are in 1:22 scale for my diorama, but I don't have any of the brand name figures to give a comparison. To give you an idea of size the saddle billed stork is about 2.5 inches and in life is up 60 inches. the black stork and the painted storks are the next biggest at around 39 inches, and they are just over 1.5 inches each. Finally the open billed stork is the smallest at 32 inches which makes him just over an inch on the model.

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:21 pm

great job Phil a feast for the eyes cheers sunny Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:22 pm

Phil, those are amazing!
what a wonderful flock! these outside photos show them so well i did a double take on the first photo since at first iglance it looked like real birds, then life sized models, then holy cow! model birds and model plants!
gorgeous.
i can't get over how real your grass and dirt are. i wish my next door neighbor's lawn looked as good!

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:22 pm

They look natural as the Nature! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:22 am

Congrats! i love you last photo!
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:25 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:04 pm

Thanks everyone, I am very happy you all like them, I have a long way to go but I did finish another bird species and have a second one well started. Again, thinking of my nesting colony I decided on a bird that might be found in the mix, the common or Eurasian spoonbill. I have a crested grebe that is sculpted but no paint yet, as I finish him I'll post another photo, but here is the spoonbill. I can't have every bird in the tree, it is just going to be too crowded, so I made a hunting pose of the spoonbill, hope you enjoy him.



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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:22 pm

Beautiful work! Amazing! You are getting better and better in sculpting, this one is absolutely superb cheers What a natural pose, great choice! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:26 am

I love them Phil, they are brilliant cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:28 pm

Beautiful sculpture,Phil,you are very talented! sunny cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another set of storks... Yes it's true, more birds!   Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:09 pm

Wow! Very buetiful photos, i'm talented! cheers cheers cheers

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